Persona 5's December events and activities and wraps up both the Ship Palace and the final dungeon (beware of spoilers before clicking into these articles!).
If you're after help for other parts of the game, consult our Persona 5 guide and walkthrough.
Important dates during December in Persona 5
- 14th: Last day to reach the final treasure.
- 16th: Last day to steal the final heart.
- 18th: Repercussions of the final palace.
- 20th-22nd: Exams.
- 23rd: Team meeting.
- 24th: Final dungeon and final boss.
December events in Persona 5
Persona 5 follows a fairly strict calendar, and working out what's best to do on any given day can be a little tricky. We've created a path that, if followed correctly, should allow you to maximise all the social links with Confidants, max out your Social Stats (some days provide better gains to Guts, Knowledge etc than others) and see the bulk of the game's content in a single playthrough.
If you're already part way through then we'll still give you pointers to some efficient levelling opportunities, as well as ways to tackle each Palace and more.
1st: In the afternoon hang out with Haru. (Conversation options: A, any, any.) In the evening hang out with Iwai.
2nd: Spend time with Haru in the afternoon - this is the last romance option, so if you've not taken one yet do so now to get the trophy. (Conversation options: any, any, A, then A for friendship or B for romance.) In the evening read "Cinema Treasures".
3rd: In the afternoon finish "Star Forneus". In the evening hang out with Hifumi.
4th: In the afternoon head to Ichigaya and go fishing. In the evening buy all the remaining books from Shinjuku, and read "Essence of Gaming".
From now until the end of the game much of your time will be spent collecting gifts from your Confidants and working towards the trophies for reading all the books and playing all the games.
5th: In the afternoon hang out with Haru. In the evening read "Essence of Batting".
6th: Take Haru to Tsukishima in the afternoon. In the evening read "Playing the Game".
7th: Take Futaba to Akibahara in the afternoon. Read "Essence of Fishing" in the evening.
8th: In the afternoon take Futaba to Asakusa. In the evening read "Wise Men's Words".
9th: Take Yusuke to Meiji Jingumae in the afternoon. In the evening read "Ghost Encounters".
10th-14th: Work your way through all the retro games in whatever order you fancy - you'll have some left to complete which you can squeeze in later.
15th: Reach the "Ship" Palace treasure. In the evening call Kawakami and then play a game.
Need more help? Our Persona 5 guide and walkthrough features a complete month-by-month summary with important dates and Palace strategies, as well as how to get the True Ending. Elsewhere, learn how to make the most of your free time with all Confidant, Social Link and romance options, the best ways to increase Social Stats such as Knowledge, Guts, Proficiency, Kindness and Charm, create the best Personas through Fusions, how to cheat on exams with our test answers, how to get Mementos requests, unlock the entire Trophy list and learn about the upcoming DLC schedule.
16th: Complete "Ship" Palace. In the evening call Kawakami and play a game.
17th: In the afternoon play whatever game is left. Read Mishima's message in the evening.
18th:"Ship" Palace follow-up.
19th: Team meeting. In the evening call Kawakami and play a game.
20th: Exams: D; C, A, B.
21st: Exams: C, C.
22nd: Exams: D, B. In the afternoon visit Mementoes, clear the remaining requests, and make your way to the very bottom level to save time later. In the evening call Kawakami and play the final game. Note: if you took the romance option with Tae you'll need to save before playing the final game, earn the trophy, then reload and speak to Tae to hit maximum rank.
23rd: Team meeting.
24th: The final dungeon and final boss - this is your last chance to complete the Strength Arcana. During the conversation with Igor, make sure you reject his offer otherwise you'll get another bad ending.
After the final dungeon there are a lot of cutscenes and conversations, and on the very last day you can speak to all the Confidants that you've maxed out to receive a gift.